Antiques

maritime crafts

Sailors’ Delights

Antiques

Two hundred years ago, mariners’ hands were rarely idle, as evidenced by the wealth of intriguing objects they created, appraiser John Bottero says.

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Photograph by John K. Putnam

Bartered Organs! Tiny Schooners!

Antiques

Experts evaluate these and other local treasures in the latest installment of our appraisal series.

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E. Swasey & Co. stoneware

Photograph by Adam DeTour

Holding Patterns

Antiques

This history behind a 19th-century pantry staple whose signature look is synonymous with quality and Maine’s largest city.

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tribal baskets

Our bevy of baskets includes a handled purse, large and small sewing baskets (the latter with a sweetgrass handle), knitting basket with a hole in its cover, square handkerchief basket, and assorted storage vessels. ? Adam DeTour

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

Antiques

A green-and-yellow basket or a beribboned design — these are among myriad styles you can find by local Native American tribes, says appraiser John Bottero

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Maine antique table

(Maine) Antiques Roadshow

Expert Advice

The popular PBS series has never swung through our state — what’s up with that? So we created our own version, enlisting top appraisers to evaluate your Maine antiques.

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